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Tilfi: When these young Banarasis returned to their roots

Once while having a conversation with a weaver in the cold winters of 2013,  three…

Meet the Maker: Tousif Ansari, a Maheshwari Sari Weaver

It’s almost summer and it’s time for your hand-woven beauties to surface again. Little do…

The Kullu Shawl and weaving traditions along ‘The Wool Road’


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Many years ago, along a winded dusty road, there were two small villages in the…

2017 – The year of the Sari

As 2017 draws to a close, I reflect on all my experiences and learnings from…

Style for this Monsoon

Respite from the heat, the freshly washed lushness of the surroundings,  the earthy scent that…

Mukaish, Kamdani or Badla – traditional embellishment techniques

Indian traditional apparel and costumes, specially the ones made for festive occasions tend to be…

A Rakhi for you, with love

Lots of stories exist for how Rakhi, as a festival came into being but the…

Ikroop, the Glass artist & Jewellery Designer

Primarily transparent but not always, easy to shape when in molten state, neither a solid…

alternative sari, style, regional drape

Alternative Sari Drapes: Explore the Regional Drapes with Border & Fall’s ‘The Sari Series’

Sari, is a quintessential piece of clothing in every Indian girl’s wardrobe.  I am in…

Preserving Simplicity – Textile Tales by Maku

It’s all about the weavers, they say…well it should be, but is it really?? As…